North American Ecology (US and Canada)

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Phyciodes pallida is resident to central western North America (Scott 1986). Habitats are valleys. Host plants are herbaceous plants restricted to genus Cirscium (Compositae). Eggs are laid on the host plant in large clusters. There is one flight each year with the approximate flight time late May-June 30, late Apr.-June 15 further north (Scott 1986).
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Behavior

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Males perch and (rarely) patrol for females (Scott, 1986).
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Phyciodes pallida

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Phyciodes pallida, the pale crescent or pallid crescentspot, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in the western North America.

The wingspan is 33–44 mm. The butterfly flies in June in Canada.[1]

The larvae feed on Cirsium species.[1]

Subspecies

Listed alphabetically:[2]

  • P. p. barnesi Skinner, 1897
  • P. p. pallida

Similar species

References

  1. ^ a b Pale Crescent, Butterflies of Canada
  2. ^ "Phyciodes Hübner, [1819]" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms

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Phyciodes pallida: Brief Summary

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Phyciodes pallida, the pale crescent or pallid crescentspot, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in the western North America.

The wingspan is 33–44 mm. The butterfly flies in June in Canada.

The larvae feed on Cirsium species.

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